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It’s Leyland Kirby‘s 40th birthday, so to celebrate, he’s thrown together a reflective three-hour album, as you do.

Entitled We Drink to Forget the Coming Storm, it’s a collection of mournful, low-key piano and synth tracks, recorded earlier this year in Krakow. Billed as “a reflection of a time passing,” and “a look forward into the forthcoming abyss,” it’s not exactly easy listening, but channels the moody Lynchian mode he perfected so well on the epic (and rightly acclaimed) Sadly, The Future Is No Longer What It Was.

The album is free for “forty days and forty nights,” but Kirby adds that he’d suggest “the price of a birthday whisky to be a fair price for this collection should you wish to pay.” Either way, you can hear the whole thing on Bandcamp below.

If you’re still thirsty for more Kirby (and who isn’t?), then make sure you check out his legendary V/Vm album The Death of Rave which is about to be re-issued on vinyl for the first time.

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